"The Night Witches were Russian lady bombers who bombed German lines in WW2. Their ancient planes used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid-flight to restart the props. The planes were also so noisy that to stop Germans from hearing them coming, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, and restart their engines in midair. Their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured."
Army SPC Ryan P. Long, 21, of Seaford, Delaware. Died April 3, 2003, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to A Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died of injuries sustained when a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device at his checkpoint near Haditha Dam, Anbar Province, Iraq.